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Free ‘Pop Vinyl’ Concert Kicks Off “100 Days of Summer”

Pop Vinyl~Photo from Facebook Pop Vinyl~Photo from Facebook From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the City. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership among Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to promote opportunities to “stay and play” in Long Beach.

More than 600 Swim to Raise $40,000 for Lung Cancer Research

Open Water Swim for Lung Cancer Research Swimmers get ready to run and dive into the water at Marine Stadium for Long Beach’s inaugural Swim Across America event. More than 600 participants and supporters gathered at Marine Stadium in Long Beach for the inaugural open water swim that raised nearly $40,000 for lung cancer research programs at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Memorial.

Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival: Colorful Races Return to Marine Stadium July 28-29

long-beach-dragon-boat-race The Annual Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival – featuring 60 teams from around the world – will churn up the waters of Marine Stadium in Long Beach Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2012. Each entry features 14-18 paddlers, accompanied by a drummer and a steer-person, in brightly-decorated canoes with dragon heads and tails.

Residents to host Meditation Flash Mob Wednesday June 20th

meditation flash mob On June 20th, celebrate the official beginning of summer by joining Long Beach residents for the 10th Meditation Flash Mob in Long Beach, occurring simultaneously with over 300 cities around the world through the MedMob network.

100 Days of Summer Starts this Friday with 80Z Allstars Concert

80Z All Stars concert 80Z All Stars will kick off 100 Days of Summer in Long Beach with a concert. “100 Days of Summer” gets started tomorrow night, Friday, May 25, with a performance by 80Z Allstars, the premiere 80’s tribute act in Southern California.

15th Annual Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Returns For Another Exciting Weekend

dragon-boat More than 110 entries will churn up the waters of Marine Stadium Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, in the 15th Annual Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival. Entries include teams from China, Canada, Macao, the U.S. Midwest and East Coast and 25 collegiate teams – including the University of California, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine and UC San Diego –from the International Collegiate Dragon Boat Federation.

Friends of Colorado Lagoon rally public support leading up to August 11 meeting

colorado-lagoon-restoration On July 1 the City of Long Beach released a study looking at the connection between Marine Stadium and the Colorado Lagoon and the possible ways to improve that connection. Moffat & Nichol, the city’s engineering consultant who put the study together, developed four alternatives with an additional alternative, 4A, which was requested by resource agencies.

Anarchy in The Garden to offer free live workshops at Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival

anarchy-in-the-garden Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival June 27 Master Gardener Adriana Martinez author of the slightly subversive always entertaining urban gardening blog Anarchy in the Garden launches further into the backyard farming foray with a start up business designed to encourage environmental stewardship and promote healthy lifestyles.

Wrigley Garden creates affordable delicacies from home-grown produce

jams-preserves Fresh, delicious hand-crafted seasonal jams, preserves, pickles, relishes, sauces and more created by the Wrigley Garden are now available at several locations. Made in small batches from local ingredients, products currently include strawberry jelly, lemon curd, orange-ginger marmalade, rosemary-lemon butter, honey wine jelly and strawberry rhubarb jam and will change with the seasons.

Long Beach Bikeway Route 10: Loma, Broadway, Nieto, Eliot, Loynes

bikeway-10 I set out on a bright, breezy Tuesday to track down Long Beach Bikeway Route 10. I had in hand various reports and sightings of Route 10 that had it slithering through Colorado Lagoon, Belmont Heights, and along Broadway. One of these reports included a confirmed sighting of a ‘Begin’ sign on Loma Ave at Ocean Blvd.

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